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Anglesey! Ynys Mon!
This is Anglesey! Anglesey is on the north coast of Wales. Next to Anglesey is Holyhead Island/Holy Island. Anglesey is a place where you can get away from it all. Relax, enjoy the hospitality and lose yourself in the island’s winding lanes or on its spectacular coast. Quoted from Visit Anglesey website.
It’s also the Home of Wills and Kate! It is the main home of Newlyweds HRH William Wales Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge. They live on Anglesey at RAF Valley where Wills works as a pilot. William And Kate on Anglesey Will At RAF Valley.
History!!! It is impossible to tell the history of how people settled on Anglesey as it is such a large island. And people settled in different places on the island. Some places were iron age settlements. http://www.visitanglesey.co.uk/en-GB/history-60.aspx Some places were conquered in medieval times to try and gain Wales after the Norman Conquest. Some places were set up for tourism. And some, more recently, just as a nice place to live.
Burial Mound A tumulus in the form of a passage grave. Construction and arrangement of the tombs varied on a regional basis and it appears that Calderstones is again most comparable to those found on Anglesey and the Boyne Valley, all which date from the neolithic period. The mound appears to have been quite high and may have been similar in appearance the two burial sites on Anglesey, known as Bryn Celli Ddu and Barclodiad y Gawres. Both sites are passage graves and the latter possesses similar carvings to those on the Calderstones. From a spirit of trees and calderstones website.
Iron Age Village Din Lligwy Iron Age Village. There is also another Iron Age settlement on Anglesey called CaerLeb. http://www.flickr.com/photos/aberystwyth-online/2725371725/
Beaumaris Castle It was built as part of King Edward I’s campaign to conquer the north of Wales. It was designed by James of St. George and was begun in 1295. It is still unfinished. There is a shopping town and port built up around it.
St Cwyfan’s Church St Cwyfan's church in the sea lies one mile west of Aberffraw, and is situated on a small island just a little way off the beach. The island is only accessible dependant on the tide. There will also be a new mainland church at Llangwyfan.
South Stack Lighthouse The South Stack Lighthouse has warned passing ships of the treacherous rocks below since its completion in 1809. The 28 m (91 ft) lighthouse was designed by Daniel Alexander and the main light is visible to passing vessels for 28 miles, and was designed to allow safe passage for ships on the treacherous Dublin - Holyhead - Liverpool sea route.
Things to Do! As well as visiting the historical places of Anglesey you can go walking on the great coastal paths. Or you could visit the great beaches. Or visit the Trac Mon, Anglesey’s own Race Track. And you could visit one of the many visitor attractions on Anglesey.
Lollipops and ice creamBeaches…. Living on an island has many blessings. Not least the fact that you’re never far from a beach. At the end of the day we like nothing better than kicking off our shoes, slipping on our flip-flops and heading for the sand. We’re a bit spoilt for choice, to be honest. We’ve got little bays and rocky coves, long sandy beaches like Llanddona - even a beach with a forest attached at Newborough. Some are buzzing with activity, others are romantic and secluded. In 2010 no fewer than 26 of our beaches won awards. Including six with the highest accolade of all – a Blue Flag. That means they met 32 separate benchmarks including those for water quality, litter management, dog control and environmental ethics. They don’t measure the excellence of the rockpools or the quality of the sandcastles but, if they did, we bet they’d pass with flying colours. It might not look like it when you see us dozing under a sun hat but we take our beaches mighty seriously. That’s why so many of them have trained wardens scanning the shore with binoculars or even riding jet-skis and why we’re spending nearly £6 million on making our beaches and promenades better still, improving coastal defences and making our seaside one big playground for swimmers, sailors, canoeists and kite surfers. (From -http://www.visitanglesey.co.uk/en-GB/beaches-975.aspx)
Anglesey Coastal Paths Walk along the glorious coastal path and see the Wonderful North Wales Coast. The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path encircles this enchanting island, taking in sweeping sandy beaches, expansive dunes, tidal estuaries, rocky headlands and towering sea cliffs. Along the way it visits quaint fishing villages, explores bustling seaports and passes numerous reminders of Anglesey's long and colourful history. Anglesey is also noted for its abundant flora and fauna. From the spring to the autumn the island is carpeted with flowers of every hue, the sea cliffs and offshore islands provide a home for a wide variety of birds, seals are a common sight and dolphins can often be glimpsed from the shore. (From Contours Walking Holidays)
Anglesey Coastal Circuit Have a day at the track watching the racing. Anglesey motor racing circuit has probably the most dramatic location of any race track in the world. Set on the North Wales coast. Trac Mon as it is also known is the newer of the two motor racing circuits in Wales, opening as a tarmac road race track in 1997. (From-Motor Sport Haven UK)